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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A Handcrafted Imperial Stout Aged in Oak Barrels from Cleveland, Ohio.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (5558) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Bottle from trade with fonefan, many thanks.Almost black color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, plums, licorice, alcohol. Taste, roasted malt, coffee beans, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Warming alcohol. Long chocolate finish. Extremely tasty beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MisoW (2096) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle, shared by Cuso. Pours nearly black color, small dark beige head. Aroma of sherry, chocolate, coffee, alcohol is clear, blueberries, plums, vanilla. Taste is full of plums, blueberries, chocolate, coffee, sweet cocoa, vanilla, really sweet, lightly bitter, warming alcohol. Aftertaste is sweet, blueberry, plums and vanilla. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1591) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
355cl bottle in a trade thanks a lot to matt! shared it with a good friend. poured a black colour with no real head. aromaís of chocolate, oak, vanilla, sweet bourbon notes, hazlenuts, toffee, roasted malt notes, great balanced sweet bourbon flavours. it itís defenetly not the best BA stout in itís style. weak body, and a bit of a watery mouthfeel and aftertaste. should be a lot more thicker with some more abv.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1600) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is dark brown with a tight toffee colored head. Nose is light bourbon and wood, fair bit of sweet milk chocolate, hints of anise and chewy caramel. Taste has more wood, lots. Fairly forward bourbon notes, lots of rich milk chocolate and some sweeter caramel type malt. Full bodied, thick and creamy with strong carbonation and some alcohol burn through the finish. Heavy on the bourbon and wood side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syndicate (99) - Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2014
This was a 2014 iteration. Poured a muddy brown with a thin dissapating head. Nose was bourbon, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, and tobacco. I soon as I drank it, the bourbon was front and center and dominated pretty much every thing else. It also had some roasted chocolate notes but primarily bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is deep brown/red with no head. Aroma and flavor of bourbon, oak, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, and brown sugar. Finish is sweet and roasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10128) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Dr. Silverworm. RBSG. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, dark cherry, roast chocolate, vanilla and oak. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6759) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle - Chocolate, cocoa and dark malts. Jet black with a light brown head. Roast malts, light chocolate and some barrel notes. Well balanced and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
2012 vintage, bottle from alexisdad06, thanks man! Thick black pour, about one finger of nice mocha head. Aroma, oak, vanilla, coffee, lots of barrel, very nice. Taste, a bit thin on the mouthfeel, some oak, ash, vanilla, caramel and bourbon, plenty of roasted malts, finishes with a bit of ash at the throat. Overall, not bad, a bit thin but very nice overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2504) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Hereís one I just found the review notes on. I received this a variety of times through trades. Once this was poured into a pint glass, the other two times it was poured into a snifter. The smell seems to last a bit longer in the snifter. The appearance was a decent jet black color with a quickly dissipating less than a fingerís worth of white head into the body. There was barely any lacing. The smell was a super strong alcohol. It was so strong that I had to let it warm up a good half hour just to let it warm up to my senses. Once that happened there were some light vanilla and chocolate characteristics. The taste was mainly sweet and alcoholic hot. The aftertaste was hot, sweet and sticky leading into the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one was a sipper, thereís no ifís, andís or butís about it. This was meant to be sipped. The carbonation was pretty smooth as well. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Imperial Stout well worthy of having again, but next time, Iím gonna let it age a bit just to let some of the alcoholic strong qualities to fade a bit.


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